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by Schultz, Emily

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TitleMen walking on water
Author / Responsible partySchultz, Emily
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction. Historical fiction -- Canada.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Detroit 1927. A gang of small-time smugglers huddles on the banks of the Detroit River, peering towards Canada on the opposite side. A catastrophe has just occurred: while driving across the frozen water by moonlight, a decrepit Model T loaded with whisky has broken the ice and gone under--and with it, driver Alfred Moss and a bundle of money. From that moment, the novel weaves a story with the missing man at its centre, a man who affects all the characters in different ways. In Detroit, a young mother becomes a criminal to pay down the debt her husband, assumed dead, has left behind; a Pentecostal preacher brazenly uses his church to fund his own bootlegging operation even as he lectures against the perils of drink; and across the river, a French-Canadian woman runs her booming brothel business with the permission of the powerful Detroit gangsters who are her patrons.

Additional Information

System control numberS12876
Original Print PublisherToronto : Knopf Canada, 2017.
NarratorSimon Curwen.
Narrator NameSimon Curwen.
Participant or performer noteSimon Curwen.
Narrators GenderMale narrator